Heading North on Gran Canaria

“To come to an island was to come to another world”

- Guy Gavriel Kay, Tigana

Heading North on Gran Canaria was a surprise. Recently declared a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve and yet still not many tourists ever make it there - most prefer the sand dunes and resorts on the south side of the Island which is overdeveloped and overpopulated. However the centre and north have a surprisingly different scenery.

This body of work shows some lesser visited spots of the island's Tejeda Caldera region. The only tourists we encounter are from Scandinavia or mainland Spain.  We make numerous new cultural discoveries such as contemporary cave living, pine forests, herbs, flora & fauna. I am stunned by South American look alike valleys and rooms with a view!

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